Terms of Service & Privacy

By using Owinda ("Owinda" or "Owinda.com" or “Website” or "site"), you agree to abide and be bound by these Terms of Service and/or any revised version. Since this is a website in progress with continual additions and expansions, and because Internet technologies are constantly evolving, these Terms are subject to change. By using Owinda, you agree to abide and bound by these Terms of Service, which may be modified or updated from time to time. We encourage you to regularly review these terms of service. To use Owinda, you must be legally competent to enter a binding agreement. Owinda is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.

Owinda is operated by Owinda B.V. Owinda B.V. is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 61218618.

1.    Description of Service

Owinda provides its users, for a non-commercial personal use, a web search engine enabling you to search the web. The use of the Service is free.

2.    Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to Owinda.

3.    Terms of Use

3.1  User agrees to use the Website only for purposes that are permitted by a) the Terms and b) any applicable law, regulation, or generally accepted practices in the relevant jurisdiction.

3.2  You must be at least 13 years or older to use Owinda.

3.3  Making changes to, adapting, hacking or making use of the Owinda service for any purpose or reason other than those described in this document or anywhere else on the website, including any false representation of Owinda and/or association with Owinda is strictly forbidden.

3.4  You agree not to post, share, or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, obscene, harmful, threatening or hateful or that contains objects or symbols of hate, invades the privacy of any third party, or is otherwise objectionable.

3.5  You agree to respect the privacy of others and the confidentiality of the information you may receive and not to post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters” or any other form of solicitation.

3.6  You agree not to harass any other user of the site or to impersonate another user by any means.

3.7  You agree to always provide truthful, sincere and actual personal data and information and to update said data and information as needed so that they remain true, complete, accurate, and current.

3.8  You agree to respect the rights of others and, more generally, all applicable laws and regulations relevant to your use of Owinda, and not to make available any content that you do not have the lawful right to submit, that would infringe the intellectual or proprietary rights of any third party, or that would violate the right of privacy or publicity of any public or non public persons.

3.9  You agree not to engage in any conduct or to post or share any content that would interrupt, destroy, limit or more generally harm the site and/or the service or enable you to gain unauthorized access to the site, including by using viruses, malicious computer code, programs or files.

3.10  Users are the sole persons responsible for online conduct, the search queries they choose and any derived content, information and search results thereof. The choice of search keywords is entirely up to the user, and Owinda shall not be responsible or held accountable for any inappropriate content or search results as a result.

In case of any violation of the above, Owinda reserves the right to block you from accessing the site as well as to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, governmental request or partner request, at its sole discretion.

4.    Copyright

You acknowledge and agree that the content on Owinda and its design, structure and compilation are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and patents or other proprietary rights and laws. The registered Owinda trademark and logo and all other Owinda trademarks are owned by Owinda B.V and are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws in the United States and other countries as well as by international treaties. You agree not to use or communicate said trademarks or logo without our written consent. However, and by exception, you may reproduce the Owinda logo on your website in order to link to Owinda or use it in an article about Owinda.

5.    Intellectual Property of Others

We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that material over which you have rights has been reproduced or used in such a way as to constitute an infringement, please contact us with your personal information, a description of your work, the location on the Site of the potentially infringing material, a statement of the rights you have asserted over the work, and a statement of the absence of authorization given to the party using said material.

6.    Licensing

The logos and images that appear on Owinda are of a company, organization, item, product or event, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and patents or other proprietary rights and laws. It is believed that the use of low-resolution images of logos (1) to illustrate the Company, organization, item, product or event in question and/or (2) to use a visual link directly to the Company, organization, item, or event associated with the respective links/logo qualifies as fair use under Copyright Law.

Any featured companies, organizations, items or events on the Owinda website that wish to be removed from Owinda, may contact us at info@owinda.com and we shall remove these upon request.

7.    Links to other sites & Ads

We provide links to other internet sites or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for any aspects of those sites, including their availability, content, accuracy, legality or delivery of services. You waive any claim resulting from your exposure to material on or through Owinda that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. Owinda is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.

The advertisements, including graphic design, typography, portraits and logos, as well as trademarks, servicemarks and tradenames are the intellectual property of their rights holders, such as the advertisers and/or third parties. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, make available online to the public, sell or reuse the advertisements or part of the advertisements in any way without the permission of the rights holder. Owinda is not responsible or liable for the contents of advertisements, in-ad links to advertisers or third party websites or the contents, products or services offered on advertisers or third party websites. You accept that all use outside the website is at your own risk.

8.    Notices

We may send you notices via email, or display on the Site links to said notices. We may use this method, for instance, to inform you of future revisions to the terms of service.

9.    Disclaimer & Liability

OWINDA PROVIDES ITS SERVICE “AS-IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH OWINDA, AND YOU SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THEM. YOU USE OWINDA AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND OWINDA, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS AND CONTRIBUTORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ITS CONTENT OR DELIVERY, OR FOR ANY FORM OF LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF KNOWN TO US) THAT MAY RESULT FROM ITS USE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ARE VOID UNDER GOVERNING LAW, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. OWINDA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, SUSPEND, OR DISCONTINUE THE SERVICE FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

10.    Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These rights and obligations arising out of or in connection to these Terms shall be construed, governed, Interpreted and enforced according to the laws of the Netherlands. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to any subject matter relating to these Terms will be the courts located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, unless stipulated otherwise by mandatory Dutch or international laws. You waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in the courts of the Netherlands.

11.   Contact & Company Information

Owinda is operated by Owinda B.V. Owinda B.V. is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 61218618.

The company’s contact information is:

Postal address
Owinda B.V.
P.O. Box 17326
1001JH, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Visiting address
Owinda B.V.
Keizersgracht 451
1017DK, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tax ID No. NL854257652B01
Email: info@owinda.com

Last modified: February 01, 2016

Privacy Policy

Owinda takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

Owinda ("Owinda" or "we" or "us" or “Website” or "site" or "our") is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We appreciate your use of our websites and mobile sites, and related services (collectively known as the "Services," or, each individually, a "Service"). By using Owinda, you agree to abide and bound by this Privacy Policy, which may be modified or updated from time to time. Please read the information below to learn more about our privacy policy guidelines. Since this is a website in progress with continual additions and expansions, and because Internet technologies are constantly evolving, these guidelines are subject to change. Use of Owinda is also subject to our terms and conditions.

1.    Information Collection

Owinda may collect anonymous information when you interact with us so we can improve the overall quality of your online experience. We may collect the following information: origin of the connection (ISP), IP address, type and version of your internet browser, length of connection, etc. Owinda does not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or e-mail address, for you to use the service. Our services assign an anonymous ID number to your requests and links the following additional data to that number: the date and time you visited the product, your search terms, and the search results upon which you click. We use log files to collect and store this anonymous user information. Owinda analyzes the information to examine trends, administer the site and gather broad demographic and site navigation information for aggregate use.

2.    Cookies & Analytics

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Owinda uses cookies to store information such as your preferred settings when you visit our site. Cookies make the interaction between our users and Owinda faster and easier.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. You may suppress cookies after your visit or configure your internet browser to prevent them. However, you should be aware that in this event your preferences will be lost.

Anonymous Traffic data are generated when your computer connects to the internet and to Owinda. We may collect the following information: origin of the connection (ISP), IP address, type and version of your internet browser, length of connection, etc. These data may be used for statistical purposes to analyse the traffic (most and least-viewed pages, activity per day and hour, etc.). Traffic data are always processed anonymously. Owinda uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), to collect these anonymous traffic data. Google Analytics uses “cookies” to help us analyze how users use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Owinda will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. We've enabled interest-based advertising, including Remarketing, with Google Analytics in connection with other Google services.

We also engage third party ad networks that may place cookies on your device when accessing and using our services that collect anonymous, non-personal information regarding your access and use. This information may be used by Owinda and its third party ad network partners to identify and target related advertising to the user of such computer, when on our sites within the third party’s advertising network of sites. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks. When users visit a partner's website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on visits to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. For information about Google Analytics currently available opt-outs, please click here. Also, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

3.    Advertisement

Owinda uses third party advertisements on Owinda to support our web site. As a search engine, and as an advertising publisher, you will find various links on our site, including but not limited to sponsored search results and sponsored listings. These sites are owned and maintained by independent companies, over which Owinda has no control, and who are not covered by this privacy policy. Owinda is not liable or responsible for the content of these sites, or their collection of information and its use. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the Owinda.com website. Search results may contain tracking URLs provided by Yahoo Search Marketing, Search Partners and/or Affiliate Partners to identify clicks from the search results page.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on visits to our sites and/or other sites on the Internet. We also engage third party ad networks that may place cookies on your device when accessing and using our services that collect anonymous, non-personal information regarding your access and use. This information may be used by Owinda and its third party ad network partners to identify and target related advertising to the user of such computer, when on our sites within the third party’s advertising network of sites. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings. Also, you can opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.

4.    Application cache

Every Web browser has a built-in cache that stores recently visited Web pages. This means the same pages and assets will load faster the next time the browser returns. It enables the browser to make all cached resources available in offline mode. Our website and our mobile site uses HTML5 application cache. By the use of application data cache we can enable our website to run without an internet connection and improve the performance of the application by enabling faster loading of content. You can choose to remove your browser's cache in your browser settings. Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies means that website settings will be deleted and our website and especially our mobile site might appear to be a little slower because all of the images have to be loaded again.

5.    Personal Information

You do not need to open an account and provide us with personally identifiable information to use Owinda. If we collect and process any personal information (like newsletter registration or email correspondence) we use it in a fair and lawful manner and in respect of your rights. We will never share your personal information with third parties. We may use your contact information to send you updates and promotions of current and future Owinda features. Should you decide to discontinue the sending of our newsletter, you are welcome to unsubscribe. Please be aware that we may provide your personal information if we are required to do so by law or compelled by a court of law.  In case of any violation of our Terms of Service, Owinda reserves the right to block you from accessing the site as well as to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, governmental request or partner request, at it sole discretion.

When you conduct a search we collect information from your experience, such as your search queries. Owinda may base suggestions on aggregated searches across all users and your individual search history. Some advertising you receive may be customized based on your searches. A variety of third party providers help power Owinda search and sponsored search services. We may share your search query, IP address, and other depersonalized information from your web browser, such as a unique identifier for your web browser, with these search partners. These third party providers may use this information, as well as your search results clicks, to provide more relevant advertising and search results for search product improvement, research and analysis, and to help detect and defend against fraudulent activity on sponsored or contextual search results. We may reformat results provided by these search partners to provide an enhanced search experience to you. Search results may consist of sites that have paid for placement in the search results. Search results may contain tracking URLs provided by Yahoo Search Marketing and/or our Search Partners to identify clicks from the search results page.

6.    Links to other sites

Although Owinda provides numerous links to web sites, Owinda has no control over any of the sites we feature anywhere on the site. Featured sites on Owinda may use cookies of their own or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites comply with different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information submitted to them by users. Please consult the privacy policies and / or statements of the other web sites you visit.

Last modified: February 01, 2016

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